COVID-19 infection: the perspectives on immune responses

Yufang Shi, Ying Wang, Changshun Shao, Jianan Huang, Jianhe Gan, Xiaoping Huang, Enrico Bucci, Mauro Piacentini, Giuseppe Ippolito, Gerry Melino

Published: March 23, 2020 - Cell Death & Differentiation volume 27, pages 1451–1454 (2020).
This article, published in the prestigious journal Nature, says:

  • “…vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinamide) is highly effective in preventing lung tissue damage [7]. It might be a wise approach to supply this food supplement to the COVID-19 patients…” (emphasis added)
  • “…Vitamin B3 can be given to patients starting to have lung CT image abnormalities…”
  • “We propose some simple, but largely ignored, approaches to the treatment of COVID-19 patients... Since Vitamin B3 is highly lung protective, it should be used as soon as coughing begins..." (emphasis added)

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